How to Draw Mandalas: in simple steps

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This easy-to-follow book teaches the reader how to draw a wonderful variety of mandalas using very simple steps. Well-known doodler Ann Marie Irvine of Ann's Doodles includes a good selection of simple and more complex mandala designs. From flowers to seashells, even beginners will soon be able to create great drawings using these illustrations as a guide.

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Ann Marie Irvine has spent all her life refining her whimsical drawing techniques. As a child, she would look for quiet spots where she could lose herself for hours drawing stories which always had a happy ending. Today she makes her living from the little magical world she has created, and still finds her best ideas come to her when she is in a quiet place.
After receiving her BA Honours Degree in Graphic Design from Duncan of Jordanstone College, Ann worked in design studios and print workshops where she applied her 'doodling' style to as many of her design briefs as she could. Today, Ann sells her work from her studio in Fife, Scotland, both locally and online across the world. Her work has been exhibited in the National Gallery in Edinburgh Open Exhibitions and she is a member of local Art Clubs. Ann lives in Fife, Scotland."

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Mandalas are usually circular patterns with their origins in Hinduism and Buddhism representing the universe, but recently have become a popular subject for coloring books. In their secular form they still provide artists and colorists with a zen-like calming but can be tricky to draw due to their many fold symmetry. Here is a book taking the mystery out of drawing (and coloring) your own mandalas. There are eighteen mandalas to try your hand at in here, ranging from the simple one page to the more complex ones that take two pages. As with all the other titles in this series each mandala is broken down into six or more steps with each drawing showing a bit more added to it each time. In many of the books the new parts are drawn in a different color but here all lines are in black which is just fine for this type of work. These are not fine art pencil drawings but more diagram like and are all drawn in pen, with the final image colored in. There is one introductory page giving a brief description of a mandala plus hints on their execution; the rest of the book contains only the drawings which speak for themselves with no captions required. At the back is a gallery of all the projects colored in so you can select one and turn to the correct page. Most of the mandalas resemble abstract patterns but all have names showing their inspiration. Subjects include a sun, compass, fish, shells, flowers and insects and their stylized representation is very appealing. This is a very user friendly book on a subject often seen but not often explained for those who want to draw it. A very welcome entry to the series. * myshelf.com *

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